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Hi,

I am just wondering if anybody could advise me of any good European Doberman breeders.

I am situated in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

This would be my first Doberman I happen to be so attracted to the Cropped and Docked look, as that is the image that pops into my head when the word Doberman is mentioned.

Also, has anybody had any experiences with Altobello Donermann Kennel as I love the look of their Dobes.

Thank you for reading!

Sarah

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Altobello has amazing dogs and they truly care about breeding for the benefit of the breed. Another good source and I know someone who has imported from them is lipar land. 

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Altobello breeds upwards of 14 litters a year (they used to post the numbers on their own website, which is where I got the info) and they send them everywhere all over the world, many of them to bybs in the US and elsewhere.  I wouldn't be interested in being one of the masses that owns a puppy from them, personally.  How much support and attention do you think you'd get from a breeder with over 100 puppies being produced a year?  How much attention do you think those puppies get?  

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Thank you both for your replies. I want to ensure I am getting my Dobe from a reputable breeder so I will definitely have a good look around

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Just remember that everyone has billions of opinions on any breeder and most are negative. Just know what you want and what to look for. Health testing of the dogs is a must. 

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I really don't think that most people have negative opinions about any breeder that is truly responsible.  Why would they?

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That's all you ever hear is a number of negatives about any breeder. If it's not your breeder it's not the best breeder. You hear more negatives about a breeder then you do positives. Even if the breeder tries their best to do everything right they still get down talked. 

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I hear a lot of warnings--to look for health testing and titling and to do proper and thorough research--but very few negative comments. If the breeder is reputable the worst I have heard is, "haven't heard much about them, but it looks like they're doing it right." It isn't really negative to advise a buyer to avoid a breeder who does not do health testing or title their dogs. 

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Thank you all for your replies. Health testing is my number one priority before committing to purchasing a pup